Category: Nat’s Freedom

Google Our Global History

Slavery, Homosexuality, Native Indians, Women’s suffrage, Holocaust these are horrible events in history that occurred to groups of people, that are still happening today.  Have we made sufficient steps toward human rights ?  We still have a disconnect, ignorance, today we need to get the facts,  build our knowledge, and use it as our weapon to fight all the harmful laws being set in motion.  Do not get distracted, or uninterested, we are suppose to be doing better now, and  for generations that follow.  Facts can not be ignored, nor  the people taking stands throughout our history and today.

Slave trade  has existed since the biblical times, and it still does all over the world, including Africa.   America, Europe did not step foot in Africa and capture the natives,  Africans already had its own people enslaved, it was a money making business, they sold their people to Europeans and America.  America got a lot of free labor during slavery,  it provided a tremendous amount of rapid development and growth for the U.S.  African Americans were strategically bred to produce the toughest, strongest labor force workers.    It is unreal to think of the different treatment African Americans experienced in the north of  the U.S. verses the south.  The 13th amendment was added in 1865 .   Slavery was abolished however the blacks still had more freedom in the north and it depended on what state they lived in.  The south had  introduced the Black Codes  during 1865 and then the Jim Crow Laws from 1876-1965, keeping blacks segregated from the rest of  Americans.  Human trafficking still exists today.

Homosexuality has existed for centuries.  Gays , Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgenders have been around a very long time, they did not just come out of no where.   Genealogy, DNA , is a make up of where we come from through many centuries of our history.

Native Indians were the first to live in America.  Eventually, the Europeans came over and settled over most of their land.  Indians are an indigenous people that have been treated unjustly and have struggled within their own culture due to the stripping away of their society and heritage in America.

Women were not allowed to vote in America until 1920 when the  19th amendment was placed in the constitution.  There are still a couple of countries where women are not allowed to vote, Saudi Arabia is one of them.

During the holocaust (1941) 5million to 6millon Jews were killed in Germany,  and around Europe.  It is astonishing the antisemitism strategy that Hitler orchestrated.  Jews were living together with the German community and it all came to change.  Jews were targeted by Nuremberg Laws,  their rights  taken away, eventually escalating  to their lives.  Genocide is still occurring today in countries.

Groups have been owned,  oppressed, segregated, killed, for what?   There has always been a group singled out and that should not be.  We are all different, that has been a given for centuries, so why do we continue the battles with race, religion, gender, sexuality, when we all come from the same creation ?  When will we start to care about the facts of our history, remembering them today, verses  living a  bigot, ignorant , misinformed life ?  Make an informed decision, a stance on the facts, the root of its origin.

They say evil has to exist to balance the good.  Which is worse ignorance or evil?  People have always fought for each other, or causes, except not enough in numbers.

Football Fans vs Super Bowl, Commercial Fans

Super Bowl day is here, out of (32 teams) it is down to 2.  The NFL is a huge money making organization, is there any wonder it just had a lockout, the third one in the last 32 years ?  I do not follow professional or college football.

I enjoy  S B commercials, and boy do corporations put up some serious money for the advertising slots.  Nowadays there is a big population of people watching everything on the internet with online advertisement.  I wonder  what the Nielsen ratings are going to look like today?

National Security Archives At Our Fingertips

Scott Armstrong is the man to thank for this gift originating in 1985. The National Security Archive stores declassified U.S. Government files.  You can click on the link National Security Archive and it will take you directly to their website to research on line through years of what really happened in our foreign affairs.  You can also go to the research and archival institution at George Washington University in D.C and check it out for yourself !  There are many avenues in this massive collaborative tool, the internet, or your local library !

If you are on the internet,  there is a wealth of information that is available to find.  I think it is everyone’s duty to research everything !  It matters when our government has been operating in secrecy for over 50 + years, worsening our liberties with our Constitution’ s 27 amendments (changes)  the new bills that come to exist.    Some of the changes (infringing on our freedom)  to our Constitution, Bills that have been passed,  happened on our watch, we did not stop them !  We can not afford to do nothing anymore, we have to act on the changes we want to see !

Congress is still working on the SOPA and The STOCK Act bills.  We have to stay on top of what our Legislative, Executive and Judicial  branch is introducing to the country.

Jury Duty, What Is The Experience?

I watched 12 angry men last night for the first time, enjoyed it ! ( I was summoned this year for jury duty however, did not serve). This film should be a requirement, a must see for people  to understand the full scope of being a juror.

After the famous case verdict here in the U.S.,  it caused a big uproar in citizens to question our legal system.  (It has been in question for many years, way before that case) I question it.  Look at the amount of innocent people that are found guilty, serve half or 3/4 of their sentencing, then are released for never having been guilty in the first place.

The movie is spot on about the paramount components to consider everything that takes place in a courtroom, the attorneys, evidence, witnesses, jurors.  One major problem is that most people are never really objective, letting personal influences get in the way.

When I was waiting in the room during the jury pool selection process, it was amazing to see the ratio of men to women being called.  I Did not know whether it was for a civil or criminal case, my mind started to wonder why attorneys go to such great links to get that specific juror.  It really seems to create a sense of an orchestrated process being rigged.

The Hunt On Piracy Is Now Through The DOJ

Megaupload was shut down by the FBI and has made a lot of headway, this fight is not over.  The DOJ is making an example of megaupload, and they are using SOPA snips to coincide with their other existing laws, to achieve their goal.  The legislation has not gone through, and yet criminal arrests have been made toward megaupload and I am sure others will follow.   Something smells really bad when a companies website is shut down and its owners detained  without Due process ?  Wall Street and the banks have yet to be criminally charged, since 2008.

Mr. West And Mr. Smiley Traveled Parts of The U.S Last Year For Added Input

Cornel West is a savvy cat and he amongst Mr. Smiley  and six other cats( Michael Moore, Barbara Ehrenreich, Roger Clay, Vicki Escarra,  Suze Orman, and Majora Carter)  have a must see video  of a discussion at Georgetown University “Remaking America from Poverty to Prosperity” you can catch it on PBS  as well in your local listing.

I watched the video from Mr.  Moore’s site last night and had to watch the whole thing !  I always check up on him to see what he is doing and I landed on this magnificent 2 1/2 hr dialogue of candid important issues.  I am passing it on because it is necessary to listen to !

2004 STOCK Act Bill, How Long Will It Take To Pass It ?

I’m disgusted the STOCK Act Bill is still not passed after being introduced 8 Years AGO (2004) by Brian Baird, and  Louise Slaughter ! It hit the floor and Congress has been avoiding it ever since.   Everyday citizens go to jail for insider trading, what makes the Law makers on the hill any different?  It is criminal, unethical and their activities need to stop.  Please go to change.org and sign the  Economic Justice Petition HR 1148 STOCK Act Bill to stop Law makers from: IPO’sinsider trading……political intelligence etc… Congress gets all the inside information and they get to invest and pass bills for their benefit and not our countries?  It is a conflict of interest, illegal , corrupt for them to behave and to continue to get away with it, so let us, the people, make them! Let us give the 15,000 signatures( so far only 609) we need to change it !   I have signed the petition.  This video from 60 Minutes should make your head on fire !

STOCK( STOP TRADING ON CONGRESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE)

60 Minutes piece that aired 11/13/2011

 

 

NRDC, Check Them Out !

NRDC (their website) is a group to be familiar with.  I like an organization that keeps tabs on the pros and cons of activity to our environment.  I was not aware that just before President Obama was taking office, the Bush Administration was trying to slip in a bill to have oil and gas companies drill in the protected red rocks in Utah.  My head is on fire how these companies/ corporations think they can privatize public property and resources, such as land, water, etc..  People need to stand together,  research, be aware of the devastation oil and gas drilling is having across America.  Gasland was a great documentary , Mr. Fox, an average American wrote, directed, and starred in this film of uncovering the nasty hidden devastation that corporations are causing,  all because a natural gas company sent him documentation to lease his property for $100,000.00 to drill for gas.